Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Linum neomexicanum Greene
(New Mexico Yellow Flax)

Family: Linaceae

Status: Native

Cathartolinum neomexicanum (Greene) Small

Linum neomexicanum is an erect herb with pale yellow flowers on a strong stem. The leaves are narrowly lanceolate. Linum neomexicanum is the only yellow flax in this state in which the flowers are paniculate. Linum neomexicanum is found in middle to upper elevation Ponderosa Pine forests.
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Linum neomexicanum, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, above Ben Lilly Memorial, August 21, 2010

Linum neomexicanum, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Deadman Canyon, July 14, 2007

Linum neomexicanum, closeup of flower, photo Russ Kleinman, Gene Jercinovic & Patrick Alexander, Black Range, North Percha Creek, Aug. 22, 2009

Linum neomexicanum, closeup of panicle, photo Russ Kleinman, Leggett Canyon, Aug. 27, 2009

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